The Delhi University Dean answers the question on the credibility of board exams to judge the potential of the students. The Dean of Admissions Professor Shobha Baghai said that she is unsure of the boards to correctly analyze the intellect of the students. How the candidates are awarded the marks leaves her in doubt.
She gave her statement when the Delhi University affiliated colleges released their first cut-off lists on October 10th, 2020. The cut-offs were even above 95 percent.
Professor Bagai said that other skills must also be assessed along with the board exam result. She added that the National Educational Policy 2020 has drafted many reforms in the sector. It made recommendations on the criteria at which the students should be evaluated.
The policy also talks about farming a single entrance test for all colleges and universities. All the students across the country will have to approach a single entrance test for admission into a particular course.
Regarding the exceptionally high cut-offs this year, the Dean said that the varsity can’t be solely held responsible. The students scored high in the 12th Board examinations and this is the reason behind the high cut-offs in some colleges of the Delhi University.
She added that the cut-offs of Delhi University are dependent on the inputs the college received. The board offered high marks to the students in the school-leaving board exams. Thus, the Delhi University has to alter its cut-offs according to the marks.
These high-scores if apply to the university, the cut-offs are affected. She said that the university has limited seats. The ones who clear the cut-off and are interested have to be admitted by the affiliated colleges.
After the release of the first cut-off, students were left in utter shock added the 100% cut-off in Lady Shri Ram College.
According to the previous update, the University will release five cut-offs this year for admissions into various undergraduate courses. However, Professor Bagai said that some popular and top colleges may close their admissions in the first cut-off itself. Some top courses may get all its seats booked in the first cut-off itself.